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‘I was very lucky to play sports’: Indigenous Sports Council Alberta receives $1 million in federal grants – Edmonton Journal
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August 12, 2019
The Indigenous Sports Council Alberta is receiving nearly $1 million over two years from the federal government to expand access to sports and physical recreation in First Nations communities.
The announcement was made on Monday by Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, who was in Edmonton for the day before heading back to Ontario. The funding is part of a contribution from Ottawa of up to $47.5 million over five years to expand sports and physical activity programming across Indigenous communities.
Shannon Dunfield, chairwoman of the non-profit organization, said the funding will go a long way to help build more relationships with First Nations communities and establish more programming. She said sports can save lives.